Safe Handling and Storage of Plutonium

Safety Reports Series No. 9

Subject Classification: 0800-Nuclear fuel cycle and waste management

English STI/PUB/1061; (ISBN:92-0-102998-5); 136 pp.; 17 figures; € 35.00; Date Published: 1998

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This Safety Report updates IAEA Safety Series No. 39, Safe Handling of Plutonium (1974), and provides an overview of modern practices for handling and storing separated plutonium. It provides descriptions of plutonium and its properties, and of the biological effects on humans of plutonium. The principles underlying the safe design and operation of plutonium handling/storage facilities and the licensing of such facilities are also covered.

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